More than 20% of learners who use the site are from Gauteng, 7% are from KwaZulu-Natal and 2% are from the Eastern Cape. The resources on the ePortal are also being used by matric learners all over the country as they prepare for their final exams.
The WCED has also delivered matric revision booklets to schools. The revision booklets give learners access to past papers and a support network to help them through their final year.
“While this has been a difficult and disruptive year, we truly believe that if you work hard and dedicate the next few weeks to doing everything you can to revise, you will make it through the exams successfully.” said the department.
More than 20 000 learning resources are available for free use on the website. There has also been an increase in the number of unique site visits, from 250 000 since the lockdown began to 314 000 in September.
Learners can log on to the WCED ePortal to access all of the resources.
If it is your first time using the portal, you will have to register. There are a few steps that you have to follow if you want to register.
Go to https://wcedeportal.co.za and click on “register”
“Continue as learner”
Register as a learner – You can do this by adding your name, surname, email address and password
Select “I am not a robot” and click on “create my ePortal account”
Create an email address (if you don’t already have one).
Select the “don’t have an email?” link and follow the steps to create an email address.
You will have the option to choose between a Microsoft: Mahala account or a Gmail account.
Once you have created your email address, you can then go back to the “Registration tab” and finish your registration.
Personalise your profile by chaning the background and adding a profile picture
Add your subjects – you can do this by registering a minimum of seven subjects. If you want to, you can register a maximum of 10 subjects by clicking on +
Once you are done adding your subjects, you can click on “save changes”
Your home page will display “My feed” and “My profile”
My feed – This is where you can select your subjects and access eResources
My profile – You can make changes to your profile here (subject choices etc.)
If you followed these steps, your profile should have been set up successfully. In the future you can log in by clicking on “Sign In”.
The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. —Maxime Lagacé